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Commandant Hoppe
Liubomiras Laucevicius ...
Wacek Kazlowski (as Liubomiras Lauciavicius)
Sarunas Puidokas ...
Tadas
Irmantas Jankaitis ...
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Franc Bloy
Dainius Svobonas ...
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Diana Aneviciute ...
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Migle Grakauskaite ...
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Egle Gestauraite ...
Hoppe's Baby
Ugne Gestautaite ...
Hoppe's Baby
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The story about one man- an artist and an intellectual- who was imprisoned by two brutal regimes, the Nazis and the Soviets. 'The Professor' is a man who lives by his own personal version of the Ten Commandments. After miraculously surviving imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a bit of ironic fate, he writes a memoir of his life, which becomes the target of the Soviet censors. The so-called "freedom" of Communism becomes just as oppressive as the German concentration camp. Written by Anonymous

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Read the novel first, then don't watch the movie
30 August 2005 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

One of the greatest directors of Lithuanian cinema - Algimantas Puipa. One of the greatest novels - "The Forest of Gods" by Lithuanian writer Balys Sruoga. One of the worst screenings ever.

A true story about a professor who struggled with the inhumanity of Nazi in one of their death camps (Stuthof). Irony was the only weapon he had. "I laugh a lot during hard moments. I am deeply ironic - not to the people I'm going to die with, but to the whole wide world." - wrote Balys Sruoga in a letter to his wife from Stuthof death camp in 1944. The novel is a masterpiece, however, the movie - far from it: unnatural dialogs, forced acting.


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